GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS
[SHELLEY] SCOTT, Walter Sidney (editor). Harriet & Mary, being the relations between Percy Bysshe Shelley, Harriet Shelley, Mary Shelley, and Thomas Jefferson Hogg as shown in letters between them, now published for the first time. London; The Golden Cockerel Press. 1944.
Royal 8vo. Publisher's polished russet morocco, spine with 4 raised bands, lettered in gilt with gilt centres, top edges gilt, others uncut, gilt ruled edges and turn-ins, protected by white cloth-covered slipcase; pp. [vi], 7-85; title-page in russet and black, collotype portrait frontispiece, and 6 facsimile letters printed in photogravure penned by Percy Bysshe, and Mary, Shelley bound in after title; an attractive copy, slightly sprung, with some camouflaged mottling in darker brown to boards (more evident to lower cover); internally clean and sound with previous owner's bookplate to front free endpaper, a couple of minor internal spots, and a slim strip of offset-browning to top and bottom edges of free endpapers; the slipcase soiled, rubbed, and marked, but sound.
First edition de luxe; copy number 6 of only 50 superior signed specials which are specially bound and which contain reproductions of the letters. The book is set in Perpetua type and printed on Arnold's mould-made paper. A Golden Cockerel Press publication, which was issued as a companion work to the earlier work The Athenians, of October 1943, which included correspondence between Thomas Jefferson Hogg and Thomas Love Peacock, Leigh Hunt, Percy Bysshe Shelley and others (Chanticleer. A Bibliography of the Golden Cockerel Press, 161).